The royal just turned 20 years old in December, meaning she has finally reached the age where she can participate in public duties. And it didn't take long for her to have her first official outing.
Princess Aiko participated in a New Year celebration with the rest of her family at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. A series of photos were taken at the January 1 event, where the princess looked quite formal in a white, textured gown, along with matching opera gloves and a pearl necklace. She also donned a red and yellow sash that was adorned with pins and medals.
In the photo below, Princess Aiko is in the center, to the left of other family members, while her parents, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, are standing on the stage.